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June 13, 2011

Vodacom Funny Festival 2011 in Cape Town

Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Photo courtesy Wa-J

It’s that time of the year again where hundreds of comedy-loving Capetonians descend on the Baxter Theatre Centre in Rondebosch for the ever popular Vodacom Funny Festival.

For one hilarious month, from June 13 to July 10, the world’s top jokesters will be tickling our funny bones with their laugh-a-minute acts. This year’s side-splitting line-up includes international acts like “The boy with tape on his face” from New Zealand, UK funnyman and pianist, Kev Orkian, top Korean magician, Miss Ro, and Swiss piano cabaret duo, Full House, amongst others.

Local performers set to dial up the funny a notch or two at the 2011 Vodacom Funny Festival include Shimmy Isaacs with her natural Worcester brand of humour, radio personality Carl Wastie and SA’s premier comedy host, Alan Committie as the festival’s MC.

Now in its 7th year, the Vodacom Funny Festival continues to bring only the best of comedy to the Mother City. It is also gaining prestige akin to that of international comedy festivals like those in Edinburgh, Montréal and Melbourne.

And this year the audience is in for a special treat – on June 21, Archbishop Desmond Tutu takes to the stage!

Says Eddy Cassar, director of the Vodacom Funny Festival, “The festival has grown into Cape Town’s largest comedy project. It is strongly supported by the local community who appreciate the blend of international and local acts.

The performance on June 21 is special in that the proceeds are destined for the Desmond Tutu Peace Centre. The good Archbishop, who is well known for his sense of humour, will take to the stage to thank the audience for supporting the centre.”

Tickets are R130 each, while the Archbishop’s performance will be R250. They are already selling like hotcakes, like they do each year, so be sure to book yours now at Computicket.

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